Thanksgiving Table: Furbish

To celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we’ve invited some of our favorite artists, designers, shop owners and tastemakers to create Thanksgiving table settings with their favorite objects and styles. If you’re tired of the traditional golds and browns of Thanksgiving, you’re going to love today’s table, brought to you by Furbish, a Raleigh, NC-based shop specializing in luscious treats for the home. The table, styled by Furbish’s owner, Jamie Meares, takes Thanksgiving’s feast theme to the next level, with a maximalist cornucopia for the senses. — Max

I love over-the-top eye candy, and my signature style seems to fall somewhere between southern preppy and boho tribal goodness. With this table, I wanted to nod to my traditional southern roots while adding some Furbish flair with the details.

The tablecloth is a fun chinoiserie print we stock in the store — it always makes me smile with its vibrant pink color. You can buy a yard or two and transform a table for a party, and then make pillows when you’re done! Extra fabric is perfect to hang on to for DIYs. The elephant place cards are from Furbish and are a great way to add some personality to the table. I love blue and white ginger jars, and they make the perfect vase for a preppy tablescape.  We sell the large ginger jars online, and the small ones are sold in sets of 4. The tortoise shell glasses keep the scene from feeling too girly (available online), and the gold pear vases add a festive element!

Continue after the jump for more photos . . .

  1. I love that the color palette is uncharacteristic for Thanksgiving. It is nice to break the rules when you know how to do it.



  2. Emily-Claire says:

    I live in Raleigh and adore the Furbish store. You are always greeted by cheerful pops of color and unique gift ideas. The owner, Jamie could not be more down-to-earth and sweet!

  3. Maggie says:

    Now that’s good looking.

  4. What a fun and festive Thanksgiving table! So unexpected, but that’s what I love about it. I think the tablecloth would be a great place to start for just about any occasion. I would love to use it and mix it up with traditional tartan plaid in Christmas colors, glassware in pink and red…maybe I should order one!

  5. That table cloth is amazing! I need that for pretty much every day in my house. I also like the non-traditional colors, although I’d want to do this for Christmas instead maybe.

    Strive to Thrive,

  6. Mardy says:

    I do love the colors and textures. For me, there are way too many decorative items on the table; the over sized center piece takes up food room while hiding the people on the other side of the table and where are the wine glasses. :-)


  7. Marc says:

    The most beautiful table I think I have ever seen. I have always been a little afraid of color, but not anymore. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Festive pink is amazing! love the combo, fun and inviting – party time!!

  9. Shira abel says:

    I love everything about this. It’s my favorite setting of them all by far. Love the color. Love the patterns. Love the frenetic style. Love love love.

  10. Jeeeeesus. Love me some Jamie and this table!

  11. Jody says:

    Even if you hadn’t written “Furbish” above the post, I would have recognized that style anywhere. What a beautiful Thanksgiving table, and I couldn’t imagine a more entertaining guest than Jamie. Love it!!

  12. I love this – it would make a great painting!

  13. Great and vibrant colors. I love when a holiday table is a little less traditional!

  14. JR says:

    Overwhelming – I don’t mind the palette but there’s too much going on here.

  15. GORGEOUS! No one does it like Furby.

  16. Wstark says:

    It looks like thanksgiving from mars…woah. Sorry, does nothing for me!

  17. elizabeth says:

    Oh, what the deuce?!? How have I lived and worked as an interior designer in Raleigh for so long without knowing about Furbish?

    Uh, the table is fantastic, by the way.

  18. very, very interesting. never saw anything like this. Bravo for daring.

  19. carla rea says:

    I knew it was Furbish when I saw the photo! Lucky to have them so close to me.

  20. Karen says:

    I LOVE everything about this table, the colors, the flowers, the “groaning” fullness and lushness. A colorful inspiration.

  21. Robert Allen Full Sails Azalea makes for a beautiful tablecloth!

  22. Marce says:

    Where are the placemats from?


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